Having completed 4 rounds of FCR on the FLAIR trial I unfortunately been hospitalised on the last 2 occasions(rounds 3+4) with some some form of unspecified infection, temperature 38.2 on admission and subsequent blood results showing neutrophils at 0.2-0.4 on both admissions. I had round 4 on 04 May 2016 and by the Saturday through to Sunday I was poleaxed and could hardly get off the bed . My temperature was bouncing around but hadn't hit the 38.0 figure.It subsequently did on Thursday 12th just gone and was hence admitted and put on IV antibiotics both times
I was discharged today and the consulting haematologist who signed me off said that it will be worth reviewing my current situation with the Professor prior to my pre chemo appointment as there seems to be little statistical benefit from rounds 5-6 and also the chance of greater toxicity, bearing in mind that I have been hospitalised on the last 2 occasions.
Could I kindly ask the community for their thoughts.